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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios (OR; 95% confidence interval) for the prevalence of MetS according to meeting or not meeting physical activity measured objectively using relative intensity accelerometer thresholds among 509 men and 567 men aged 70–77 years

From: Absolute and relative accelerometer thresholds for determining the association between physical activity and metabolic syndrome in the older adults: The Generation-100 study

  Men Women
MetSc    MetSc   
Yes No OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)b Yes No OR (95% CI)a OR (95% CI)b
Relative MVPAd recommendation
 Below 86 80 1.74 (1.19–2.53) 1.59 (1.08–2.33) 49 52 2.15 (1.39–3.33) 2.12 (1.36–3.31)
 Meeting 132 211 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 142 324 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
Relative MPA recommendation
 Below 215 287 1.00 (0.22–4.54) 0.87 (0.18–4.09) 182 355 1.19 (0.53–2.66) 1.11 (0.49–2.51)
 Meeting 3 4 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 9 21 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
Relative VPAe recommendation
 Below 91 76 2.02 (1.39–2.95) 1.81 (1.23–2.67) 57 67 1.96 (1.30–2.95) 1.95 (1.29–2.95)
 Meeting 127 215 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference) 134 309 1.00 (Reference) 1.00 (Reference)
  1. CI confidence interval.
  2. aModel 1: Adjusted for age.
  3. bModel 2: Adjusted for age, smoking status, alcohol consumption, history of cardiovascular disease.
  4. cMetS: Metabolic syndrome risk factor clustering was defined as the presence of at least 3 of the following 5 risk factors: elevated waist circumference (being ≥80 cm in women and ≥94 cm in men); elevated triglycerides (being ≥1.7 mmol·L-1); reduced HDL-cholesterol (being ≤1.3 mmol·L-1 in women and ≤1.0 mmol·L-1 in men); elevated blood pressure (systolic ≥130 mmHg and/or diastolic ≥85 mmHg); and elevated fasting glucose (being ≥100 mg·dL-1).
  5. dbouts of at least 10 min.
  6. ebouts of at least 5 min.